KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019








A woman from Craig has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for stealing from the Moffat County 4H Shooting Club. 41-year-old Janey DeAnne Blackwell was charged with stealing between $2,000 and $5,000 from the 4H group. She was sentenced to 65 days of jail time with 50 of those days deferred. She’ll be on supervised probation for two years and has to do 50 hours of public service, plus mandatory Moral Reconation Therapy, which is a type of behavioral therapy. She has to pay restitution, and write apology letters. Blackwell will report for her 15 days of jail on Dec. 6.

An apartment and warehouse west of Elk Mountain was destroyed by a fire Sunday night. Both buildings are a total loss and two people are without a home. Fire officials say it may have started near a boiler. They used water from a nearby pond to fight the fire. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue had help from West Routt and North Routt Fire Protection Districts as well as an ambulance from Oak Creek.

Law enforcement groups in Colorado and Wyoming are getting ready for the Border War rivalry. That’s the football game between the Univ. of Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado State Rams. It’s this Friday night in Laramie. State patrol and sheriff’s officers in Wyoming and Colorado say there will be zero tolerance for impaired driving on the highways before and after the football game. And if you do see a drunk driver, call the REDDI Hotline at 1-800-442-9090. REDDI stands for Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately.






The Colorado Mountain College campus in Rifle was closed Monday because of a water main break. All classes and events were canceled while repairs were done. Everything should be back to normal today.

CMC in Steamboat Springs is supporting hungry students with a new student food pantry. It’s open to all CMC students. No sign-up required and no questions asked. The pantry is on the 3rd floor of the academic building. It has snacks, pasta, microwavable meals, and other things needed, including soap, kitchen utensils, and things like toilet paper.





The Youth Theatrical Group in Meeker is performing James & the Giant Peach, presented by the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council. There are four performances starting this Thursday evening, with two on Friday, and one on Saturday. James & the Giant Peach will be at Meeker Elementary School. Get your tickets in advance at the Meeker Chamber or the Little Cheese Shop/Blanco Cellars.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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